Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human services, social work, psychology, counseling, sociology or related field/experience.
  • Have an understanding of the issues surrounding sexual assault.
  • Must have flexible schedule and able to be on call for at least one night a week and weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Organizational Skills-time management skills, problem solving skills, ability to initiate and execute work responsibilities independently.
  • Have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to offer emotional support and crisis management for victims of sexual assault
  • Extensive knowledge of medical, psychological, educational, social services, legal and other community resources, ability to collaborate with other victim service providers.
  • Understanding of cultural influences on behavior in multicultural communities. Must be open to working with diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system as it relates to sexual assault and sexual abuse victims.
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Case Management/Advocacy

 

  • Meet with victims at the hospital to provide advocacy, emotional support, and to inform them of The Blue Bench’s and other community services.
  • Conduct comprehensive client needs assessments to collect functional (financial, employment, educational, physical & mental health) information as appropriate to create an effective case management plan.
  • Follow the Sexual Assault Response Team protocols in numerous Judicial Districts.
  • Accompany victims to the police department to file a sexual assault report.
  • Accompany victims to court regarding the criminal case or civil protection orders
  • Assist clients in applying for Victim Compensation or other needed assistance
  • Provide victims with resources and referrals.
  • Experience at serving clients from underserved populations necessary
  • Possess an awareness and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues, barriers and differences in working with Latino/Latina community
  • Collaborate with hotline volunteers to provide direct and/or emergency services for clients.
  • Participate in hotline volunteer trainings.
  • Participate in weekly supervision with the Director of Client Services.
  • Enter into database client services contacts and activities completed on a regular basis.

Community Liaison

  • Attend various communities meeting as appropriate or requested.
  • Collaborate with other agencies to provide training or informational presentations.
  • Attend other community events, activities etc. as appropriate or requested.
  • Build relationships with under-represented populations in the community and facilitate access to The Blue Bench services.

Participation as a Staff Member of The Blue Bench

  • Attend staff meetings and other organization events and activities.
  • Attend client services staff meetings.
  • Deliver canvass briefings and hotline volunteer trainings as appropriate or requested.
  • Represent The Blue Bench services and partnerships in the community.
  • Participate as a team member with a strong commitment to The Blue Bench's mission.
  • Assist in other tasks as needed.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jaamodt@thebluebench.org. Resumes received by August 2nd, 2019 will be given first consideration.

 

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